ultima

[ uhl-tuh-muh ]

noun
  1. the last syllable of a word.

Origin of ultima

1
First recorded in 1910–15; from Latin, feminine of ultimus “farthest,” superlative corresponding to ulterior ulterior

Words Nearby ultima

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How to use ultima in a sentence

  • Militarism is but the ultima ratio of reaction, and all nations are allies against the one common enemy, reactionary government.

British Dictionary definitions for ultima

ultima

/ (ˈʌltɪmə) /


noun
  1. the final syllable of a word

Origin of ultima

1
from Latin: the last, feminine of ultimus last; see ultimate

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